Fighting Religious Rationales for Terrorism

Religious rationales for human conduct are grounded in ideologies, systems of ideas. As such you cannot militarily defeat them. You must defeat them ultimately ideologically, with alternative and superior ideas. If you lose the ideological battle, you will simply be committing yourself to eternal warfare. The West seems to be figuring that out. It would be sad if Afrika ignored the lesson and started its own eternal war within itself on similar grounds, thinking that progress.

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